How to Retrieve Lost Data after Installing New OS

Updated on September 15, 2022

Recover lost files after installing a new operating system with Remo Recover. Data lost from various file systems of Windows and Mac OS can be restored quickly even after reinstallation, formatting or up gradation.

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Installing a new operating system every now and then is not a new practice of computer users. For instance, you have been using the same operating system for a long time and want to install a new OS as there is a latest version available. You would prefer upgrading the older version with the latest one or you may want to have multiple operating systems in a single system.

Data loss is unpredictable and painful. But do you know that your files are not completely lost after a new OS installation? It is possible to get back data after new OS install with the aid of Remo Recover software. Even if you have forgotten to backup data, there are chances of recovering lost files using the tool.

Can I recover files after installing a new OS?

You can recover your OS files with the aid of a restore point. Yes, this will reverse the effects of your Windows Reinstallation. If your Restore Point predates OS Reinstallation, then that is the case. But keep in mind that it also means that any files you lost following the reinstall will be returned.

Why File Deletion happens After New OS Installation?

If you do not go about the installation process correctly, then there are chances of losing files. And before installing new OS, the hard drive gets formatted. So if you haven’t taken a backup, then data on the drive is lost. Sometimes files get deleted from the computer during installation process due to other reasons. some of such reasons are enlisted here:

  • File system corruption
  • System crash
  • Hardware or software failure, etc


Guidelines to Restore Data after Installing New Operating System

Files lost after installing a new operating system will be recovered easily by Remo Data Recovery tool. It could be either Windows or Mac OS installation, the tool retrieves entire data in a very short time. This application restores FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, HFSX and other partitions lost after new OS installation. The utility supports a wide range of Windows and Mac operating systems such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, XP and Mac High Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mac Mavericks, Mountain Lion, etc.

Steps to Recover Lost Data After New OS Install

  • Download and install the Remo Recover software on your computer.
  • Select the drive or partition from which you want to recover your data after new OS install and click on Scan.
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  • Once the scan starts you can click on the Dynamic Recovery View to recover the lost file during the scanning process itself.
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  • After the scanning process you can see your lost data under the Lost and Found folder or Lost Partition folder.
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  • You can double-click on any file to Preview the recovered files such as documents, PPTs, excel sheets, photos, videos, etc for free.
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  • If you are satisfied with the recovery results, select the files which you want to restore and hit the Recover button to save them at your desired location.
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Remo Recover is also capable of recovering data from formatted / reformatted partitions, repartitioned drives, missing volumes, crashed or unbootable hard drive, etc. even data from bad sectors can be restored in a safe and easy way. This tool is also capable of recovering files after factory settings restore on your device..

Additional Information: In order to recover data after system crash, click on the link to have more information.

Few precautionary measures to prevent data loss:

  • Keep important files on any external storage device so that you can restore it during data loss scenario
  • Do not save new data on your system after a data loss
  • Carry out new OS installation carefully

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